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Design Thinking for Social Innovation: A Conversation with IDEO’s Sally Madsen

by Jess Sand As the private sector beings to embrace the possibility that social innovation can lead to a robust bottom line, companies…
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Video Interview: Tony Zhang of OnGreen.com on Accelerating GreenTech Investments

By Connie Kwan Finding investors can be particularly challenging for GreenTech entrepreneurs because investors are unfamiliar with the concept.  At the recent Going…

California’s Prop 23 Would Put the Brakes on Clean Energy

By William A. Sundstrom With the state’s unemployment rate stuck at around 12 percent, many Californians are suffering and desperate for a paycheck.…

Bank of America: Environmental Philanthropist?

One good way for a bank to deflect and make people forget its role in the sub-prime financial fiasco that rocked the economy…
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Where the Right Tangos with the Left: Green Entrepreneurship

The following is a guest post by our friends at Dominican University’s Green MBA Program (a 3p sponsor) – an engaged learning community…
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Hollywood Releases Database of Green Vendors

The Green Production guide offers its users a searchable database of vendors with information about their green products, services, their production experience, and…
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Communicating Sustainability to the Consumer

What good are sustainability efforts if the consumer doesn’t understand them? Consumers are driving demand for a sustainable food system, so communicating with…

Building Sustainable Partnerships Between Business and Non-Profits

By Leslie Back Success is a product of cooperation. Opportunity lies in networking, communication, interaction and exchange; isolation and hyper-individualism accomplish little. Fortunately,…

Video Interview: Mike Kerwin on Gaining Green Technology Acceptance

Many businesses are finding out the hard way that going green faces significant barriers to implementation from government agencies and utilities slow to…
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The Post-Recessionary Case for Sustainable Business.

By Janine Kubert “…[T]he goal of sustainability is to increase long-term shareholder and social value, while decreasing industry’s use of materials and reducing…
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2010 Green Brands Survey: What Do Green Consumers Want?

A recent study on consumer perception and purchasing behavior shows an increasing commitment to purchasing from environmentally sustainable companies. However, green consumers are…
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New Survey Shows Need for More Robust Environmental Management Systems

Businesses in every industry are acknowledging the strategic importance of sustainability initiatives. But without a way to gather, track, and compare data across…
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The Big 3: How Social Media, Video, and Mobile Are Transforming Green Marketing

The following is a post by Paul Hannam of Bright Green Leadership (a 3p sponsor) – offering internet marketing strategies for responsible businesses.…
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The Green Economy: Strategies for Building Green Jobs Development Initiatives

By Vale Jokisch at BALLE conference 2010 In February of last year, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. …
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Reinventing Growth: Locally-Focused Businesses Scaling Deep, Not Wide

By Vale Jokisch at BALLE conference 2010 Many folks in the local economy movement believe that small businesses can compete effectively.  But what…